Portuguese (Brazilian) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of Portuguese names used more often in Brazil. See also about Portuguese names.
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ELZO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
The meaning of this name is unknown.... [more]
ERIKON m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Possibly a transferred use of the surname Erikon.
EUCLIDES m Ancient Greek (Latinized), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Latinized form of Eukleides (see Euclid). A famous bearer is Euclides da Cunha (1866-1909), a Brazilian writer.
EUMIR m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of a name that starts with Eu- (such as Eugênio and Eustaquio) with a name that either starts with Mir- (such as Miriã and Mirta) or ends in -mir (such as Ademir).... [more]
EVÂNGELA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Feminine form of Evângelo, which is the Brazilian Portuguese form of Evangelos.... [more]
EVANGELA f Italian (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), English (American)
Feminine form of Evangelo (Italian) and rare Brazilian Portuguese variant spelling of Evângela.... [more]
EVANGÉLIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
(Brazilian) Portuguese form of Evangelia.
EVANGÉLICA f Filipino (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Feminine form of Evangélico. It is also possible that in some cases, this name is a combination of Eva with Angélica.
EVANGÉLICO m Filipino (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Archaic)
Derived from the Spanish and Portuguese adjective evangélico meaning "evangelical". In other words, this name is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Evangelicus.... [more]
EVANGÉLIO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
(Brazilian) Portuguese form of Evangelius.
EVÂNGELO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Evangelos.
EVANGELO m Italian (Archaic), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Italian form of Evangelos and rare Brazilian Portuguese variant spelling of Evângelo.
EVERSON m English, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Transferred use of the surname Everson.
FANÚRIO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Portuguese form of Phanourios via its latinized form Phanurius.
FILLIPE m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of Filipe.
FILLIPPE m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant of Filipe.
FRANKLLYN m English (American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Franklin, most often used in Brazil.
FRIDOLINA f German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Romanian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Feminine form of Fridolin. A known bearer of this name is the Swedish soccer player Fridolina Rolfö (b. 1993).
GABI m & f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Diminutive of Gabriel, except in Brazil where it is a diminutive of Gabriela.
GABRIELLY f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Gabrielle, reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of the French form of Gabriella.
GENEROSO m Italian, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Italian, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese form of Generosus.... [more]
GENTILA f Medieval Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Medieval Italian variant of Gentile and Brazilian Portuguese feminine form of Gentilis.
GEOVANE m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant form of Giovane. A known bearer of this name is the Brazilian soccer player Geovane Diniz Silva (b. 1989), who is also known as Geovane Maranhão.
GÉRSON m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (Brazilian) form of Gerson.... [more]
GEYSE f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Of unknown origin and meaning.... [more]
GIOVANE m Italian (Archaic), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Archaic Italian variant of Giovanni and Brazilian Portuguese form of Giovanni. Known bearers of this name include the Brazilian retired soccer player Giovane Élber (b. 1972) and the Brazilian retired volleyball player and coach Giovane Gávio (b... [more]
GIOVANI m Italian (Archaic), English, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Archaic Italian and English variant of Giovanni as well as the Spanish and Portuguese form of Giovanni.... [more]
GISMAR m Ancient Germanic, German, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
The meaning and origin of the first element is rather uncertain: we know that it comes from gis (the original form was possibly gîs), but we don't exactly know where gis itself comes from... [more]
GIVANILDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
This is real name of Brazilian professional footballer Hulk (Givanildo Vieira de Sousa).
GLICÉRIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Glykeria via its latinized form Glyceria.
GLICÉRIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Glykerios via its latinized form Glycerius. A notable bearer of this name was the Brazilian politician Glicério Alves (1893-1967).
GLYCÉRIA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian variant spelling of Glicéria.
GLYCÉRIO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian variant spelling of Glicério. A notable bearer of this name was the Brazilian painter Glycério Geraldo Carnelosso (1921-2009).
GORDIANO m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Gordian.
GRACELIA f Indonesian, Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
A name possibly with the combination of Grace and the suffix lia.
GRIZETTA f Irish (Rare, Archaic), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare, Archaic)
Apparently a Northern Irish variant of Griselda. A Grizetta Gowdy Knox (born circa 1800) died in County Down, Northern Ireland in 1866.... [more]
GUEDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a variant of Guido.
GUIDA f Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese short form of Margarida as well as a feminine form of Guido.
GUILBERTO m Medieval Italian, Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Wilbert as well as the medieval Italian form of that name. The modern Italian form is Vilberto.... [more]
GUSTAVA f Dutch (Rare), Finnish (Rare), German (Rare), Italian (Rare), Lithuanian (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Feminine form of Gustaaf (Dutch), Gustav (German and Scandinavian), Gustavas (Lithuanian) and Gustavo (Italian, Spanish and Portuguese).... [more]
HELAM m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Mormon
Derived from Hebrew חֵילָם (Helam), which is the name of a biblical town where king David and his army fought and won a battle against the army of the Syrian king Hadadezer. The town's name is said to mean either "stronghold, fortress" or "place of abundance" in Hebrew and is also found spelled as Chelam, Cheleam and Cheylam... [more]
HERIKA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Probably a Brazilian variant of Erika
HERNÂNI m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Presumably a Portuguese variant of Hernán.
HIROSHIMA f American (Hispanic, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
From the city in Japan derived from 広島, meaning "Broad Island" in Japanese. It is not used as a given name in Japan itself.
HOMERO m Galician (Rare), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Galician, Spanish and Portuguese form of Homer.
ÍCARO m Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ikaros (see Icarus).
IDALINA f English (Rare), Portuguese (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian (Rare)
Combination of Ida with the popular suffix -lina.
ILAIDE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Probably a combination of any given name starting with I- (such as Ileana) with Adelaide.... [more]
INABELA f Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Probably a combination of Inês with Isabela.
INARA f English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Popular Culture
The name of a leading female character from the TV show Firefly and Serenity movie created by Joss Whedon.... [more]
INDAIÁ f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Indaiá proceeds from ini'yá Tupi-Guarani language, meaning "thread fruit," by combining the terms in Tupi "INIM" (hammock) and YBA (fruit), a reference to the use of its fibers for the production of hammocks.
IRASEMA f Tupi, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Mexican)
Means "lips of honey" in Tupi, from the Tupi words ira, "honey" and sema, "lips, mouth".
IRONALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Possibly a combination of a name starting with I- with Ronaldo.
ISELI f Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Probably a contraction of Isabeli or otherwise a variant of Isabela. Also see Isela, Isel.
ISEU m Catalan (?), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Catalan and Portuguese form of Isaios via Isaeus.
ÍULA f Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Greek variation of Julia and Ioula.
IZILDA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Isilda. This was borne by Maria Izilda de Castro Ribeiro (1897-1911), a Portuguese girl who died aged 13; she is known to Brazilian Catholics as "Menina Izildinha", and is venerated as a Brazilian folk saint.
JACARÉ m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Means "alligator" or "cayman" in Portuguese.
JACIA f English (Modern, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly an elaborated form of Jaci, which itself is considered an Anglicized form of Tupí îá "moon" and sy "mother". ... [more]
JACINTHO m Portuguese (Brazilian), Medieval Portuguese
Archaic Portuguese form of Jacinto. It is still used in Brazil.
JACQSON m Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Variant of Jackson (the spelling influenced by that of Jacques).
JADIEL m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Yadiel. In the case of English-speaking bearers, the name can be an invented name, where the name Jaden is combined with any Hebrew name that ends in -iel (such as Daniel and Gabriel).
JAIANE f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Meaning uncertain. It might possibly be a variant of Chaiane, which itself is a variant form of Cheiene.
JAKELYNE f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of Jacqueline. A famous bearer is Brazilian beauty pageant titleholder Jakelyne Oliveira (Miss Brasil 2013).
JANAÍNA f Portuguese (Brazilian), Tupi, Afro-American Mythology
From Tupi îandá una, referring to a type of black bird. This is also another name of the Yoruba goddess Yemaja, e.g. in the Afro-Brazilian cult of Candomblé, used as a given name in Brazil.
JANDIRA f Portuguese (Brazilian), New World Mythology
From the name of a sea goddess worshipped by the Bakairi people of Brazil, who speak a Carib language. This has been used as Brazilian given name since the 20th century.
JANIEL m Spanish (Caribbean, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Yaniel (in the Spanish Caribbean) and the Portuguese form of Yaniel (in Brazil). A known bearer of this name is Janiel Simon (b. 1981), an Antiguan soccer player.
JARDENIA f Portuguese (Brazilian), English
Allegedly either a variant of Hebrew Yardena or of Gardenia.
JESIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of Jesús with any name ending in -iel, such as Daniel and Gabriel. However, in some cases, this name can also be a variant spelling of Yesiel. Also compare Jesuel.
JESUEL m Spanish (Latin American, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Combination of Jesús with any name ending in -uel, such as Manuel and Miguel. However, in some cases, this name can also be a variant spelling of Yesuel. Also compare Jesiel.
JHENIFER f Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant of Jennifer used primarily in Latin America.
JODIEL m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Yodiel.
JOELIANE f Portuguese (Brazilian, Modern, Rare)
Allegedly coined as a feminine form of Joel.
JONATHAS m Biblical (All), Literature, Popular Culture, English (Archaic), French (Archaic), German (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
This is a form of Jonathan that is used in older translations of the Bible. It ultimately comes from Ionathas, which is the form found in both the Septuagint and the Vulgate.... [more]
JONIEL m Spanish (Caribbean), Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian), Filipino
Combination of José or Josué with any name ending in -iel, such as Daniel and Gabriel. Also compare Jonuel.
JORACY m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant spelling of Joraci. A known bearer of this name was Joracy Camargo (1898-1973), a Brazilian journalist and playwright.
JORGINO m Spanish (Caribbean), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Elaborated form of Jorge or a variant of Jorginho.
JOSIEL m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of José or Josué with any name ending in -iel, such as Daniel and Gabriel. Also compare Josuel. Known bearers of this name include the Brazilian soccer players Josiel da Rocha (b... [more]
JOSIMAR m Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese, Spanish
Variant of Josmar. A famous bearer of this name, who popularized the use of Josimar as an independent name, is the Brazilian soccer player Josimar Higino Pereira.
JOSMAR m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Contraction of José Maria (Portuguese) or José María (Spanish), a compound name traditionally given in honour of the parents of Jesus. However, the initial syllable can also be taken from Josué; in such cases it is often formed from the names of the bearer's parents (i.e., Josué and Maria/María; note that it has been fairly common in Latin America for parents to give their children a combination of their own names (Elián being another example)).
JOSUEL m Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Combination of José or Josué with any name ending in -uel, such as Manuel and Miguel. Also compare Josiel.
JURACI m Portuguese (Brazilian)
This is apparently a name that originated from the Tupi people, an indigenous people of Brazil. In the now extinct Tupi language, the name apparently means "one who speaks well". However, it is also possible that in some instances, the name is derived from Latin juratio, which in turn comes from the Latin verb jurare "to swear, to vow"... [more]
JURACY m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Variant spelling of Juraci. A known bearer of this name was Brazilian politician Juracy Magalhães (1905-2001).
JUREMA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
A Brazilian name.
JUSSARA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
From ii'sara, means "sting", "burn" or "itch" in Tupi. Ii'sara and asaí are the Tupi names to the tree Euterpe oleracea.
JUTAÍ m Portuguese (Brazilian)
The meaning and origin of this name is uncertain. It may be derived from the Brazilian river of the same name.
KAIANE f Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Kaiane Aldorino Lopez (born 1986) is a Gibraltarian politician, dancer and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2009.
KÁSSIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant spelling of Cássia. A known bearer of this name is the Brazilian television presenter, singer and actress Kássia Franco.
KÁSSIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant spelling of Cássio. Known bearers of this name include the Brazilian soccer players Kassio Rinaldo de Lima Gomes (b. 1987) and Kassio Rocha Martins (b. 1992).
KELLIANA f American (Modern, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Either a variant of Keliana, an elaboration of Kellia or an elaboration of Kelly.
KHAUAN m Portuguese (Brazilian)
It originates in the native tribes of pre-colonial Brazil. Its meaning can be divided into two: black hawk or one that brings misfortune.